December 28, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

Odd news keeps New Englanders laughing, thinking

BOSTON Unlucky and stupid criminals, natural oddities, strange quests and weird accomplishments may not be earth-shattering news, but they all grabbed headlines across New England in 2011, providing comic relief and touching moments to the tragic an More...

4 killed in Palermo crash

PALERMO (AP) — Maine State Police say four men have died in a Christmas Day traffic accident, the state’s deadliest this year. The four died instantly in the two-vehicle crash about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

Lawmakers dig in for 2012 session

Energy costs, Medicaid cuts, state worker union fees and missing child reports are among the issues that should keep the State House jumping during the election-year session that starts Jan. 4. More...

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Coastal frontage in Biddeford preserved BIDDEFORD ( AP) — An undeveloped coastal parcel of 98 acres in Biddeford that’s home to nesting eider and bobolinks, deer and foxes is being preserved. More...

Fire in Richmond damages home

RICHMOND The Richmond Fire Department and four neighboring departments responded to a chimney fire on Plummer Road on Sunday night that turned into a structure fire that badly damaged a home. More...

Search continues for girl

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Members of a Maine community are praying for a missing toddler. WCSH-TV reports that on Christmas Day members of the First Baptist Church in Waterville took time to pray for Ayla Reynolds and police who are searching for her. More...

Lawmakers dig in for 2012 session

Energy costs, Medicaid cuts, state worker union fees and missing child reports are among the issues that should keep the State House jumping during the election-year session that starts Jan. 4. More...

Little snow delays snowmobile season

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the ground bare and temperatures in the 40s in the days before Christmas, the head of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association wasn’t checking the forecast anymore. Why bother? More...

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Judge: Some Cutler Files can be released PORTLAND (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that some documents related to a political attack website created during last year’s gubernatorial campaign can be made public. More...

Search for toddler in 11th day; 330 leads

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Police said Tuesday they’ve received more than 300 leads from the public in their search for a toddler who vanished from her dad’s home a week before Christmas. More...

Maine professor receives national award

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — A professor at Southern Maine Community College has been awarded the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award from the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. More...

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Marijuana facility amenities targeted PORTLAND (AP) — A state health official says plans by the operators of a medical marijuana dispensary scheduled to open in Portland next month to include a coffee bar, acupuncture clinic and “vapor l More...

Photo

IN THIS SEPT. 28 file photo, a cat with two faces, named Frank and Louie, sits on a mat in his home in Worcester, Mass. More...

Search continues for girl

WATERVILLE ( AP) — Members of a Maine community are praying for a missing toddler. WCSH-TV reports that on Christmas Day members of the First Baptist Church in Waterville took time to pray for Ayla Reynolds and police who are searching for her. More...

Little snow delays snowmobile season

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With the ground bare and temperatures in the 40s in the days before Christmas, the head of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association wasn’t checking the forecast anymore. Why bother? More...

4 killed in Palermo crash

PALERMO (AP) — Maine State Police say four men have died in a Christmas Day traffic accident, the state’s deadliest this year. The four died instantly in the two-vehicle crash about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. More...

BRIEFS

Coastal frontage in Biddeford preserved BIDDEFORD ( AP) — An undeveloped coastal parcel of 98 acres in Biddeford that’s home to nesting eider and bobolinks, deer and foxes is being preserved. More...

Fire in Richmond damages home

RICHMOND The Richmond Fire Department and four neighboring departments responded to a chimney fire on Plummer Road on Sunday night that turned into a structure fire that badly damaged a home. More...

Search for girl refocuses on her house

The search for a 20-monthold girl advanced toward its first full week as police intensified their focus on the house where Ayla Reynolds was living, while continuing to look through local fields and waterways and running down leads from the public. More...